Cracker Barrel has cut 20 jobs and given direct responsibility for operations of its dining and merchandise sales to a single executive - a shift that some analysts think could be linked to criticism from the chain's top stockholder.
Separately, the Lebanon-based restaurant company hired a 20-year retail veteran with expertise in brand strategy and Internet sales as senior vice president of retail.
Laura A. Daily will start on May 7 after working as vice president in charge of merchandising and trends with Ballard Designs, an Internet and catalog home furnishings retailer
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